What Do Wyclef Jean’s Music Videos Tell Us About His Presidential Qualifications?


As Wyclef Jean’s campaign for the Haitian presidency continues, his track record as a public advocate for his native country will be carefully scrutinized: Were the accounting and tax issues reported for his Yele charity truly honest mistakes, as Jean claimed, or something more nefarious? Has his celebrity-philanthropist status been a boon or a hindrance to others working for Haiti? Does he truly understand the country's complicated internal politics? And while those are all questions that surely should be asked and answered, there’s another angle to Wyclef’s campaign we here at Vulture fear will not be addressed. And that’s why we’ve decided to address it ourselves. So, what can we ascertain about Wyclef’s qualifications to run a country through the sounds and visuals of his music videography?